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MakerPlace offers basic to advanced courses to start you off or to hone an existing skill. Learn something new, collaborate with experts, complete a prototype, start a business or fashion unique gifts. 

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 Shop Orientation and Safety (SOS)Shop Orientation is a mandatory course for all  new members who are interested in utilizing shop tools without instructor supervision. Shop        Orientation must be completed before accessing any tools in MakerPlace. The cost of the course is  $40.00 and is payable upon check-in, however, this fee is waived for members who sign up for a  month or more prior to taking Shop Orientation.                       

 Shop orientation provides every member with basic knowledge of the layout and tools currently  available at MakerPlace San Diego. Successful completion of this course allows members to utilize  all tools other than those requiring specific Basic Operation and Safety (BOS) instruction.  SOS  covers the wood, metal, electronics and specialty shops in terms of  location, purpose, basic  operation and safety tips for each major tool.  When possible, operating demonstrations will  be provided. 


Machine Oriented Basic Operation and Safety (BOS)These courses are intended to provide Basic Operation and Safety procedures for several of the more complex tools including computer controlled tools.  These courses are mandatory prior to members using the associated tool. In cases where a student already has substantial knowledge of a tool, with the instructor’s permission, the student may "test out" of the class by demonstrating their safety and proficiency on the machine. Test outs are generally half the cost of the class registration. BOS courses are generally prerequisites for Advanced Operation and Safety (AOS) courses.

Software ClassesThese courses are intended to provide members with either an introduction to basic design software required to run the machines or to expand on already existing knowledge to make better use of the machines.

Project Based Classes and WorkshopsThese courses will cover a particular topic in depth and usually will be project based. It will be here that you will find Arduino courses and many other fun project based courses that will be offered on a variety of different crafts and practices.

Machine Reservation Policy

Class Cancellation Policy 


Year: 2017

1January, 2017FebruaryMarch
2AprilMayJune
3JulyAugust
Aug 30 Copper Enameling Workshop
September
Sep 25 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
Sep 25 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Sep 26 SOS- Shop Orientation
Sep 27 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
Sep 28 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Sep 28 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Sep 28 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Sep 29 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Sep 29 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
4October
Oct 01 BOS- Advanced Screen Printing
Oct 02 Intro to Sewing
Oct 03 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
Oct 03 SOS- Shop Orientation
Oct 04 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Oct 04 Copper Enameling Workshop
Oct 05 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
Oct 05 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Oct 07 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Oct 07 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Oct 07 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Oct 09 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
Oct 10 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Oct 10 SOS- Shop Orientation
Oct 12 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Oct 12 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Oct 15 Screen Printing Basics
Oct 16 Intro to Sewing
Oct 17 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
Oct 17 SOS- Shop Orientation
Oct 18 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Oct 19 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
Oct 19 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Oct 21 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Oct 21 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Oct 23 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
Oct 24 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Oct 24 SOS- Shop Orientation
Oct 25 Intro to the Metal Lathe
Oct 26 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Oct 26 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Oct 31 SOS- Shop Orientation
NovemberDecember
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